Does British Airways Charge for Heavy Baggage?

If you are flying British Airways it is important to be aware of the heavy baggage fees that you may face. Of course, if you are smart about the way you pack your luggage you can avoid these fees. While this is not always possible, it is a goal that you should have. Why pay to check heavy baggage if you can avoid this?

Any bags that weigh more than 51 pounds will be assed a heavy baggage fee of £40 GBP. Bags that weigh more than 70 pounds cannot be accepted as checked luggage. In this case, you will have to make special arrangements with British Airways to determine whether or not you can add this bag to the flight. You will want to get in touch with the airline at least 24 hours before departure to set up special arrangements.

British Airways does charge fees if you need to check heavy baggage. While they may not charge the highest fee in the industry, you need to be aware of this nonetheless. It is better to know what to expect than to be surprised when it comes time to check-in. Chances are that you can avoid heavy baggage fees if you pack with these guidelines in mind.

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